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Duval County Opens Sober High School

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 18, 2016 7:53:02 AM / by RU National posted in Recovery, Addiction Treatment, Substance Abuse, Rehab, Sober High Schools

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In a climate that has obliterated addiction stereotypes and has rendered the entire United States population vulnerable to drug and alcohol abuse, the threat to America’s youth is more apparent than ever. One high school in Duval County, Florida is looking to reverse that trend. Last month the county opened River Oak Recovery Center, a sober high school for teenagers in the area who have been affected by drug or alcohol abuse. County officials say that about 30 percent of high school students drink alcohol and about a quarter have smoked marijuana. Approximately ten percent have recreationally used prescriptions. The same survey reveals that 12 percent of middle school students have their first drink before the age of 11.

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